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  1. CA is right, if you want to print in metal, and...

    CA is right, if you want to print in metal, and not just plastic with some meta dust in it, your budget is much too low. It's not the size of the metal printer that's going to make it expensive it's...
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    Those were probably home user machines, what I...

    Those were probably home user machines, what I was talking about is the factory machines filament manufacturers use. These setups are huge and wouldn't fit in a demo booth. Make magazine did a brief...
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    Being harder doesn't make it more fragile, being...

    Being harder doesn't make it more fragile, being weaker would. A lot of people don't seem to understand some of the terms when it comes to breaking or failing parts. A material can either be...
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    If the controller board is fried, you can have...

    If the controller board is fried, you can have the printer back up and running for $15 or so with a ramps or similar. No need for a whole new printer.
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    The design is done. I'm not entirely happy with...

    The design is done. I'm not entirely happy with it, mostly because I'm trying to make a small printer with big parts and it isn't working out.

    As of yet it is untested, but if anyone wants to try,...
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    Scratch that, still have the drive gear/pulley...

    Scratch that, still have the drive gear/pulley and motor gear to do as well. Those should be quick.
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    Holy mother of a fillet. You never realize how...

    Holy mother of a fillet. You never realize how bloody hard it is to fillet between a box with an arbitrary translation and rotation, and the cutout of a circle, until you try it. I spent literally an...
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    Avoid the M3D. Their motors are rubbish, cheap...

    Avoid the M3D. Their motors are rubbish, cheap steppers with plastic gearing that strips very easily. Their motion system looks clever but is prone to binding (in z axis, which also affects y axis)...
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    Are you talking about the spirally wisps going up...

    Are you talking about the spirally wisps going up the side of the part?
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    Did you disassemble or dismount the hotend during...

    Did you disassemble or dismount the hotend during your modification? I once did some work on the extruder/hotend of my i3 clone and the wiggling snapped off one of those tiny thermistor wires, after...
  11. For starters, a cheap way to make a decent heater...

    For starters, a cheap way to make a decent heater would be nichrome wire, or just buy some cheap heating unit that you can control from the control board or has its own temperature conroller.
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  12. My bad, I think I was thinking about/replying...

    My bad, I think I was thinking about/replying about the other thread with the under extrusion. Bumps are usually fine, but can mess with you when you need two parts to fit together.
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    Update, V0.0 will have a 95x95 cylinder build...

    Update, V0.0 will have a 95x95 cylinder build volume. Due to unforeseen chamfering (which is totally necessary, I won't take any arguments) the base/frame of a 100x100mm printer is too large for the...
  14. Not impending doom, but it shouldn't be...

    Not impending doom, but it shouldn't be happening, prints shouldn't have gaps. It's likely a settings issue, try different slicers or slicer profiles, see if that fixes it.
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    Any chance you could post the STLs so we can see...

    Any chance you could post the STLs so we can see what it's supposed to look like? I can't quite see anything that is obviously 'wrong' with this print without knowing what it should look like.
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    Out of curiosity, is anyone other than me...

    Out of curiosity, is anyone other than me interested in building this printer? If so I'll work on tidying up the source files for release and doing a BOM and assembly instructions, if not I wont...
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    Control board is a Mks Sbase, chosen purely for...

    Control board is a Mks Sbase, chosen purely for the reason it has software settable driver current and was the cheapest board I could find with this feature. The SD card based text file config is...
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    It's really coming along. Just ordered the non...

    It's really coming along. Just ordered the non printed parts (I'm probably a bit short on cash now but Uni will be starting soon so I won't have much time...). They should arrive within the next...
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    I'm not saying it's worthless, just saying that I...

    I'm not saying it's worthless, just saying that I don't think people would pay for a broken printer. I've seen people have trouble selling working printers second hand, let alone broken ones.
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    Well if it's broken you only really have the to...

    Well if it's broken you only really have the to option to salvage it for parts or biff it. You likely wont get much or anything for it if you sell.
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    Because I'm on a netbook and it has a heart...

    Because I'm on a netbook and it has a heart attack and a half when it has to preview, let alone render, high resolution models :P

    The resolution can be easily adjusted in the file from a "res"...
  22. Blobbing at corners or any place with a sudden...

    Blobbing at corners or any place with a sudden change in direction (i.e. where motors need to stop or start on a dime) often causes this kind of (inconsistent) blobbing. The reason for this is that...
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    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2552984 ...

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2552984

    Ain't she purrdy? Finally finished the shoulder. Getting that thing right so everything lines up, fits and doesn't get in the way of anything else was...
  24. You'll run into a few issues with continuous...

    You'll run into a few issues with continuous fiber. First of all, there isn't really a 'finished' design out there you can borrow or use. Markforged are closed source and have a patent on their...
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    It's not more detailed. It has to be slowed down...

    It's not more detailed. It has to be slowed down to stop it from /losing/ detail. The heavy gantry causes larger acceleration/deceleration forces which are what cause a lot of printing artifacts. On...
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